Turkey Breast with Sausage-Apricot Stuffing
Sausage, combined with apricots and pecans, delights the
senses when roasted with turkey.
Prep: 30 min - Bake: 2 hrs
12 ounces pork sausage
2 cups dried bread cubes
1 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted
1/3 cup chicken broth
2 stalks (1 cup) celery, sliced 1/2-inch
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves, crushed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 (5 to 7-pound) bone-in turkey breast
3 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted
Heat oven to 350°F. Brown sausage in 10-inch skillet over
medium heat; drain off fat.
Stir together browned sausage and all remaining ingredients
except turkey breast and 3 tablespoons butter in large bowl.
Gently loosen skin from turkey in neck area to make large area
to stuff. Stuff with sausage mixture; secure skin flap with
Place remaining sausage mixture in 1-quart covered casserole;
refrigerate. During last 30 minutes of turkey breast baking
time, bake remaining stuffing for 25 to 30 minutes or until
heated through. Place stuffed turkey breast, breast-side up,
on rack in roasting pan. Brush with 3 tablespoons melted butter.
Bake, basting occasionally, for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until meat
thermometer reaches 170°F to 175°F and turkey breast is no longer
pink. Let stand 10 minutes.
Makes 8 servings
Nutritional Info Per 1 Serving: Calories 410, Fat 23 g,
Cholesterol 110 mg, Sodium 620 mg, Carbohydrates 17 g,
Dietary Fiber 3 g, Protein 33 g
This recipe created by Land O'Lakes.